City Limits . * , . 7.206
Trading Area 15.000
(1945 Ration Board F1?uim)
VOL. 63 NO. 26
Kings Mountain's RELIABLE Newspaper
Kings Mountain, N. C., Thursday, June 25, 1953
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PRICE FIVE CENTS
RENOVATED RESIDENCE NOW MEDICAL CUNIC? Shown above is the new. modern Hendricks
Clinic at the corner of West Gold and South Cansl er streets. The building has been completely reno
vated by Dr. P. E. Hendricks, who is resuming his medical practice here next week. Formerly a res
idence, neither interior nor exterior resemble the former building, which had a peaked roof and
Classes in make-up English
grammar for Kings Mountain
high school students will be
gin Monday morning at 8 o'
clock in the Physics laboratory
at Central school. Miss Helen
Logan, a member of the facul
ty, made the announcement
Miss Charlotte (Ducky) Jen
kin* a recent graduate of Ca
twfca college, and daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Jenkins,
has accepted the position as
social . worker in Cabarrus
county. Offices are located in
Thomas D. Tlndall, Sr., of
Kings Mountain, staff mana
ger for Life Insurance Compa
ny of Georgia, last week at
tended a special staff mana
gers conference at the compa
ny's home office In Atlanta.
Mr. Tindall was promoted to
staff manager in March.
City firemen answered two
fire alarm calls Saturday. At
7:20 p.- m. a trash fire was ex
tinguished on Parker street.
At 9;15 p. m. on June 20 a
'blaze was extinguished on
Cherokee street, caused from
a hot water heater in a colored
eating establishment. \
Grf.dy W. King, Kings Moun
' tain mechanic anu fire chief,
was re- hospitalized -unday at
Charlotte Memorl"* hospital.
Mr. King has ibeen In 111 heal
th for the past several weeks,
TO SCOOT CAMP
Edward Blanton, James Press
ly, Benjie Moomaw, Phillip
Padgett, Tommy Goforth, Ger
ald Blanton, and Steve Wells
will leave Monday for a week's
stay at Piedmont Council Boy
Scout camp, Tryon. J. p. New
some, summer supply pastor
at First Presbyterian church,
will accompany the group.
Cotton Bloom Derby
Won By Evans Again
As ht has for imral y tan,
8. & (Ed) Erons. wall-known
Noqro farmer who limn on
York load, iftm first to bring a
1953 cotton bloom to tbo Her
ald. Evans brought his bloom
In Tuesday morning.
R. D. Hambright, Route 2
farmer, was a close second,
producing a cotton bloom la
tor In the day for a Herald re
Iftni has a 21 -acre cotton
crop en his 129-acre form.
Third cotton bloom r sported
to the Herald came from Gra
dy Seism, who reported some
boll weevil In his fields bat
atoo much more "fruit" than In
the bad weevil year of 1950.
.Mr. Seism brought tbo bloom
In at mid-afternoon Wodnes
Dr. P. E. Hendricks
01 Army Duty
Dr. Paul E. Hendricks, nearlng
completion o f a two-year tour of
duty with the army medical corps,
will resume the general practice
of medicine here on July 1.
Dr. Hendricks said yesterday
that he will go on terminal leave
effective next Wednesday, though
he will not officially be realeased
from active duty status until Au
gust 10, Jwo years from the date
he reported to Fort Bennlng. Ga.,
for active duty.
Dr. Hendricks has been receiv
ing evening oftice calls for the
past few weeks at his newly-com
pleted clinic at the corner of Can
sler and Gold streets. His regular
office hours at the clinic after
Tuesday will be 10 to 12 noon and
3 to 5 p. m. ...
Mrs. Yates Harbison, R. N., will
continue to serve as office nurse
and bookkeeper, he announced.
During the past two years, Dr.
Hendricks, an army medical
corps captain, also served at
Camp Gordon, Ga., and at the
armed forces examining stations
at Birmingham, Ala., Columbia,
S. C., and Charlotte.
The modernized clinic, a for
mer residence, was renovated by
Dr. Hendricks, who holds a lease
purchase option on the property,
Which is owned by J. L. McGill
and C. D. Blanton. Improvements,
in addition to complete interior
rearrangement and redecorating,
include installation of an air-con
ditioning plant and a central heat
The rooms include white and
(Solored waiting rooms, nurse's
office, three examination rooms,
heating plant room, x-ray dark
room, doctor's office, x-ray and
laboratory room, electro - cardio
graphy room, eye-ear-nose-throat
examination room, two baths, and
Continued on Page Eight
BEING BB LEASED ? Dr. Paul E.
Hendricks, Kings Mountain phy
sician. will resume his medical
practice Wednesday after terr
in? for almost two years as a
captain in the army medical
To Aid Youth
The Southern Playboys, stage,
radio, and recording artists will
appear at the Kings Mountain
High school auditorium, Saturday
night at 8 p. m.
Ti ?* Playboys will present solos
and trios in western, hillbilly, and
popular style, also comedy skits
and a telepathy .act by Bob
Hood, acting emcee, from Gas
Appearing with the Playboys
are two local beys, Gene Whet
stine, soloist, and Arthur Sprouse,
an old-styte fiddler.
The Playboys are Sponsored by
the Kings Mountain Junior Police
Pony League Baseball League
and proceeds will go to the lea
Admission is 30 and 60 cents
and tickets are now on saje.
I Shelby and Lexington Indians Here
I Friday In Kiwanis-Sponsored Tilt
Friday night Is "Professional
Baseball Night" in Kings Moun
tain with Shelby's Clippers and
Lexington's Indians to meet in
a Tar Heel league game at City
Stadium at 8 p. m.
The game, first regular-season
professional contest in Kings
Mountain, is being sponsored by
the Kings Mountain . Kty?anls|
Tickets sales have been report
ed a* brisk, with the ducats sell
Ing for 35 and 75 cents. Tickets
will be on sale at the gate Friday
Tickets ant now on sale at*B. |
A B. Restaurant, Plonk Brothers
A Co*,. Bridges Hardware, Grif
fin Drug Store, and Kifigs Moun
tain Drug Co.
Shelby, home team for the
rnj|ie, features hard hitting Char
Ballard at first base. Ballard
|S a Kings Mountain businessman
and a veteran baseball player,
havtag led tfie Western Carolina
meflti in nts pro drew.
A Urge number of Kings Moun
tain fans have been following the
Shelby team since the former WC
loop went professional. Kings
Mountain was in the loop as a
semi-pro, with Ballard a main
stay on the club, but did not join
the professional ranks,
J. B. Keeter Is general chair
man of the Kiwanis club commit
tee arranging the game.
Other committees include: Tic
kets, Glee A. Bridges, chairman,
Harold Phillips, J6hn O. Plonk,
Ted Weir and I>. A. Hoke; con
cessions, Harold Crawford, chair
man, Mr. Phillips and Harold
Hunnicutt; advertising, John C.
Greer, Jr., W. S. Fulton, Sr., B.
S. Peeler, Srfc and John L. Mc
Gill; . program advertising, L. Ar
nold Riser, 'chairman, Mr. Hunni
cutt. Halbert Webb, Paul Mauney.
,W. G. Grantham. J. E. Herndon,
*r. Keeter. D. F. Hord. L. E. Ab
bott, Aubrey Mauney, Mr. Weir,
Mr. Crawford, W. K. Mauney.
Geerge H. Mauney, H. R. Neisler,
Harry Page, Glee E. Bridges.
John C. Smathers and G. C. Kelly
The city board of commission
ers, at a special meeting last Fri
day night, re-enacted without
change the city's privilege li
cense schedule, voted to purchase
tax maps from the county, and
rehired all city employees at
Jules"18 ary and Wage selle
rs hoard also awarded to O.
O Walker contract for installa
tion of about 1,100 feet of curb
and-gutter on Gold street, be
and J"n?Per street.
nrt? . u? loVV bid of
edged the bid of J. D. Hord by
Neal Hawkins, of Gastonia, A. P
of ^h-iK 3 1d SpanS'Cr & Sons,
^ fi y',. C^rding 10 the con
tract the city will handle the gra
ding work, and the curb-and-gut
1"siall?t!ons are to be com
pleted by July 10.
a.n?,the.r 1 act,on- the hoard
oted to install an electric score
board at City Stadium at an esti
mated cost of $325. the funds to
cei te Parking meter re
in other actions the board;
.1) Authorized the city clerk to
?top .payment on certain out
standing checks against the city
0 clear his books, with instruc
tion to issue duplicates as requir
2) Approved a petition by E
^ p,ropcrty owner's to
Install sidewalk on the North
side of Ridge from Cleveland
1J8treet' the- lnstal
iva?Iab?e WhGn funds are
3) Authorized payment of $3
to one off-duty policeman for ex
3Udtt 8t bal1 8ameS at City
4) Authorized installation of
Ight8 ,n the LInw?od
Jf $487 at a" est,mated c?st
1 Char?ed off the books eer
a es accounts as uncol
lectible. The balances occurred
?hen ^persons moved away and
feposlts were Insufficient to cov
jr balances owed.
^ ,0rde?'ed dosing of Carpen
Cold and King
^ 1ghll WUh Prov's'on
rln6 I ^ equipped with
red reflectors and that the road
nfght" * marked ',r>ad end at
7) Authorized rental of twe
Parking spaces, one on Battle
Mnn?tdo.aVerUe and the 0th0r on
z t0 F,rst Natl0"
al Bank at v12 per year. The bank
requested the rentals for
convenience of bank patrons and
?hi . * W0Uld 1,n<lt Parking in
each Spa0eS t0 ten minu^s
,i.?!lcinlhlriZed emPl?yment of
s fflcient persons to clean all In
city drainage ditches.
9) Employed Clyde Houston
Hinson as third shift water plant
op. r a tor. Ronnie Ledford, pre
viously employed for the Job, was
too young for after-midnight em
ployment. Public Works Supt
Tom Henry explained.
10) Employed Tommy Owens
to fill the city office vacancy
created by the resignation of C.
11) Deferred action on Instruc
tions to the city attorney con
cerning handling of a suit against
the city to void E. Gold street
paving assessments, pending
study of the costs by Mr. Henry
and City Clerk Joe Hendrick.
12) Declined to relmbr -se Otto
Guyton for the worth of scrap in
a damaged white way pole Mr
Guyton had paid for the pole,
damaged in an auto accident, and
asked for reimbursement of the
scrap salvage. The Mayor was in
structed to Inform Mr. Guyton
that no labor charge had been
assessed in the replacement and
that this charge outweighed the
scrap value of less than five dol
Mayor Glee A. Bridges named
Commissioners T. J. Ellison and
J. H. Patterson to work out for
budget discussion all wage and
salary recommendations. He nam
ed Commissioners Harold Phillips
and W,- G. Grantham to work
with Joe McDaniel to determine
certain policies concerning over
time pay in -several departments.
All members were present and
all decisions were unanimous.
Wheat . Elevator
W?r? A Sons 50,000-bushel
grain elevator will be filled to
the brim sometime Thursday . M.
A. Ware predicted late Wednes
Mr. Ware aaid the 1963 crop ia
a big one, tout that quality haa
been poor since the rains began.
Testa have run between 53 and
97. Before the rainy season; much
of the wheat was of premium
SYNOD SECRETARY ? Miss Shir
ley Sellers, of Kings Mountain,
has been appointed assistant di
rector of young people's work in
the Synod of the Associated Re
formed Presbyterian church. Her
office will be located at Boyce
Memorial ARP church here.
In Church Post
Miss Shirley Sellers, daughter
of Mrs. Edgar Sellers, of Kings
Mountain, has assumed the duties
of assistant director of Young
People's work in the Synod of
the Associate Reformed Presby
terian church \ ^d has opened an
office at Boyce Memorial ARP
Miss Seller's was graduated in
June from Erskine College with
an A. B. degree in elementary
education. A native of Statesville,
she is a graduate of Due West.
S. C., high sch'xjl.
At Erskine college. Miss Sel
lers was a member of the "Chora
leers", a traveling chotal group
which sang here last spring, a
vice-president of the Life Ser
vice group, and a member of the
mixed chorus. She was also class
Mrs. Edgar Sellers has lived
in Kings Mountain since July
1952. She holds a aecretarial po
sition with Minette Mills at Gro
ver and resides at the home of
Mrs. J. O. Plonk.
Tutor To Manage
loy And Dixie
Ogburn M. Hough, district
manager of Stewart & Everett.
Inc., was in Kings Mountain
Wednesday completing details
for the transfer of the Joy and
Dixie Theatres to management
of the Charlotte exhibiting firm.
Stewart & Everett, Inc., which
with the five- member Cash Bro
thers chain it is acquiring after
the close of business Saturday,
will operate 85 motion picture
houses in the Southeast. The |
Charlotte firm has obtained a !
ten?year lease on the five Cash
Mr. Hough anounced that S. E.
Tutor, currently managing fhe
Drake Theatre, a Stewart &
Everett house at Wilson, will
come to Kings Mountain as man
ager of the Joy and Dixie thea
"Mr. Tutor has been connected
with theatres almost all of his
life," Mr. Hough said.
Mr. Hough said it was" the ex
pectation of the new operators
that they will continue with the
Joy Theatre will feature only
latest motion picture releases, he
added, with Kings Mountain
showing dates to coincide, where
possible, with producer releasing
dates. Regular admission prices
at the Joy will be nine cents for
children and fifty cents for
adults, tax included.
As a sample of the poiicy of
being first with the latest, Mr. !
Hough anounced booking of the
full length technicolor three^il
mension feature "Fort Ti" for the
weekend of July 2.
He said that latest candy bar
and concession equipment will be
installed at both the Soy and
Stewart & Everett, Inc., ope
rate the Carolln and State Thea-'
tres in Shelby, and the Cherokee
Theatre at Gaffr.ey, 3. C.
Departure of David and Char
lie Cash from active operation
jof their Kings Mountain theatres
will mark tfii* end of a 22-year
period In which they have beerf
prominent In this business In
Kings Mountain, dating back to
1931 when David Cash came here
as manager of the Imperial
Theatre. The Dixie Theatre was
opened in 1935 and the Joy Thea
tre was opened in 1949.
A total of $175.91 was collec
ted from the city's parking
meter* Wednesday morning. .
according to a report ftom the
city treasurer's office.
School Gomitteemen Report
People Favor Consolidation
Majority opinion expressed by
Number 4 Township school pa
irons to district school committee
man show great favor for the
proposed consolidation of town
ship high schools, it was reported
Monday night at the third of a
series of meeting .concerning the
A dozen committeemen were
present at Kings Mountain's Cen
tral school Monday and express
ed considerable enthusiasm for
the proposal. Still minus answers
to technical questions from state
school officials and from the
North C arolina attorney-general,
the group set another meeting for
Monday, July 13, to be held at
G rover school.
Indicative of the optimism of
the group was the decision 'to
appoint a site committee to seek
out a minimum of three sites
which would be suitable for the
proposed, consolidated high
school. Named to tv 1 3 group. were
, Harry, Grover, Fred W.
I lonk. Kings Mountain, and J C.
The committeemen/ discussed
financing of the new building,
and J. R. Davis, member of the
Kings Mountain school board, es
timated that the new consolidated
district would have to raise not
more than $300,000 to $400,000 to
finance the project. He said the
state would share In the cost, and
that the proposed district's pro
portion of county funds would be
in excess of 20 percent of the J
county total. B. N. Barnes, Kings
Mountain school superintendent
said he understood that the town
S16P500V<XWat'On WU1 approx,mate
Expressions concerning senti
ment of various areas in the
township were reported as fol'
Glenn Roundtree, of Grover
estimated that 80 percent of Gro
ver would vote in favor of the
consolidation proposal. He said he
based his estimate on talks with
both farmers and town school
W. B. Harry, who presided at
the meeting, said he had conduct
ed a straw vote at Minette Mills,
and that the result was 200-15 in
favor of the consolidation pro
Carl McGinnis. Bethlehem,
guessed that his area would favor
the proposal by <83 to 15 percent,
adding that the split term ques
tion was the only objection he
had heard voiced.
Will Watterson. Bethware. said,
I have talked to 46 people and
have written their answers down
in a little notebook. The count is
l,0 16 I" favor of consolidat
Fred Plonk. Kings Mountain,
said he had found a vast majority
of city school patrons in favor of
"Hie committeemen agreed that
problems of location, transporta
Hon of pupils, and financing
would have to be solved.
Bethware Community Host Friday
To Red Cross Bloodmobile Unit
? ?* . - ^
HERE SUNDAY -- Or. WbU El
liOtt, hWtdMt Of Cardnor-Webb
Colliy. Will b? guMt proachor
at First Baptist church Sunday
marring an the occasion of Ed
ucation Day. an annual Baptist
mat on which chnrchos rcrtso
?pocial offerings for tho sndow
mont and oporatlon sxponsos of
The Red Cross blo6dmobile will
visit Bethware school Friday
from 11 a. m. to 5 p. m.
The visit, sponsored by the
Bethware P.-T. A. and the Beth
ware Progressive Club, is the
first to that community and the
quota has been set at 150 pints.
Transportation will be furnish
ed by all Kings Mountain auto
dealers and persons desiring
transportation arp being asked
to call the auto establishments.
Edwin Moore is Bethware
chairman for the Bloodmobile
visit and committee members are
Lamar Iferndon, Leonard Gam
ble, Stokes Wright, and J. D. Har
John B. Dilling's
John B. Dilling, of Jackson
Springs, father of John B. Wil
ing, Jr., of Kings Mountain, died
at his home Monday afternoon
at 4 o'clock. * '
Mr. Dilling. who was 61-years
old, had been in failing health
for the past several years.
Funeral services were held In
Jackson Springs Tuesday at 4
DRAMA TRADEMARK ? R. C. Plonk, Jr., above, is the subject for the
pictorial trademark of the "Sword of Gideon," the historical drama
which the Kings Mountain Little Theatre is producing again, be
ginning July 23, at the amphitheatre of Kings' Mountain National
Military Park. Tickets for the show are now on sale at the Little
Theatre office on C. King street and the cast is hard at work on
the production. Mr. Plonk plays the lead role of Reece MacDermott.
Mid-Y earV acation
KIWANIS SPEAKER ? Robert L.
Hines, assistant secretary of A
merican Trust Company, o!
Charlotte, will address members
of the Kings Mountain Kiwanls
club at their meeting Thursday
night at 6:45, Mr* Hines, who Is
also assistant trust officer of the
bank, will discuss 'Trust and
To Be Received
By Many Workers
Many Kings Mountain citizens
were preparing for vacations
this week, as many major indus
trial firms planned midyear
Most popular holiday period, as .
learned in a Herald survey, Is
the weekend beginning Saturday
and ending with resumption of
regular schedules July 6. How
ever two firms, Mauney Mills,
Inc., and Bonnie Cotton Mills, will
observe . shorter vacation periods,
working through July 1 and re
suming on July 6. Sadie Cotton
Mill will holiday a week but will
cease operations with week of
July G, resuming on July 13. Neis
ler Mills, Inc., will run on regu
lar schedules. " '
Many manufacturing firms are
paying mid -year bonuses, gener
ally amounting to paid vacations.
Top announced vacation pay
total is being paid by Craftspun *
Yarns. Inc., Superintendent G. C.
Kelly reporting that the vacation
pay figure will approximate $20,.
jOOO. Burlington Mills' P/ienlx
' plant employees will -receive ap
| proximately $18,000 In vacation
Other firms who have announc
ed they will make vacation pay?
ments are Sadie Cotton Mills,
Park Yarn Mills Company, Mau
ney Mills, Inc., Bonnie Cotton
Bills. Lambeth Rope Corporation,
and Kings Mountain Manufactur
ing Company, the last mentioned
taking a two-week holiday which,
Industries closing Friday and
resuming regular schedules on
July 5 and 6 are Burlington Mills
Craftspun Yarns, Consolidated
Textile Company, Inc.. Slater
Brothers, and Lambeth Rope.
Board Was Working
On 1953-54 Budget
The city board ' of commis
sioners was to consider Wed
nesday night the 1953-54 bud*
Principal task was to Cut
planned expenditures by $40.
000, pg to find revenue in that
amount, city officials working
on the budget for the past sev
eral week*, said.
The , board members were
meeting together for supper
as the guests of Mayoc Glee A.
Bridges and were to npeet at
City Ball Wednesday night at
7:30 for budget consideration,